Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Yankees Shutout By Cardinals in Game 2, 6-0

For the Yankees, the last three games have been a roller coaster.

On Saturday, they rallied late to beat the White Sox. On Sunday, behind a dominant Masahiro Tanaka, they topped Chicago easily. Yesterday, they bounced back after blowing two leads to emerge victorious over the Cardinals in 12 innings.

But tonight, well, they just didn't do any of those things, falling behind early and being shutout by Lance Lynn, 6-0.

The game wasn't always a blowout, as Yankees Starter David Phelps did escape multiple jams in the first two St. Louis at-bats to keep it tied after two, but from then on things just fell apart.

With men on first and third and one out in the bottom of the third, Matt Adams hit a ground-rule double to put the Cards on the board, followed by back-to-back errors from Kelly Johnson and Brian Roberts that quickly made it 4-0.

Of those 4 runs, just two were earned off Phelps, who gave up a total of 5 (3 earned) over his 6 frames of work. 

Technically, the performance he put up was quality, but since it took him 109 pitches to get those eighteen outs it's unlikely he sees that way.

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